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VOL XIV. NO. 198. VINITA, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18. 1912. FIVE CENTS PER COP'S PREPARE FOR SE1GE HI OLD JAY Beeves Are Slaughtered And Brought Within the "Old Jay" Trenches. Grove, Okla., Dec. 17. Assured by Adjutant General Canton that they are acting in the right, Old Jay forces, holding the county court house, pre pared today to resist a long siege by Sheriff Thomason's posse. The work of building trenches and building breastworks begun yesterday and con tinued with even greater vigor today. Beeves were slaughtered and brought visions to last them for two weeks. A with'n the "lines." It is believed the Old Jay I irces now have enough pro visions t ) last them, 4for two weeks. Inactivity on the part of Sheriff Thomason's men today gave rise to the report that he had abandoned the battle but the preparations made by Old Jay forces indicate that they, at least, expect another attack. Adjutant General Canton's visit to Jay left the situation, changed but little. If anything he encouraged the rioters and gave the officers little hope of success. After the firing of Sunday night he visited both camps, reprimanding Sheriff Thomason for permitting the "battle" and for not having better control of his men. Can ton's meeting with Sam Boney, the Cherokee Indian, who is leading the rioters, was dramatic. When Canton approached Boney was standing with his right hand grasping his rifle while over his right shoulder was his blanket. He quickly shifted his rifle to his left hand and extended his right to the adjutant general. "Sara," said General Canton as he sensed it, "I am glad to meet you; I have heard much about you and they tell me you are a bad Indian." "No," said Boney, "1 am not a very bad Indian," and they parted. Before leaving for Oklahoma City, Canton addressed the rioters telling them they were right, in protecting themselves against the Oreekmore contingent. STATE TEACHERS MEET DEC. 26. Delegation of More Than 2flOQ Ex pected to Attend Oklahoma City Annual Convention Oklahoma City, Ok., Dec. IB. W. K. Gill of Tahlequah, president of the Northeastern State Normal School and president of the State Teachers Association expects more than 2,000 to attend the annual gathering of teachers here December 26 to 28. At the first general session, on the after noon of Thursday, Dec. 26, President Gill will deliver the annual address. Frank J. Wikoff, president of the Ok lahoma City Chamber of Commerce, and W. A. Brandenburg, superintend ent of Oklahoma City schools, will make addresses of welcome, and the response for the association will be by E. D. Murdaugh, president of the Dur ant State Normal. Among the out-of-state speakers whose names appear on the official programs are Dr. Robert F. Coyle, of Denver, .1. Y. Joiner, State Superin tendent of Schools of North Carolina; Dr. Carrol C. Pearse, Superintendent of City Schools of Milwakee; W, II. Bruce, president of the Denton, .Tex., State Normal School, and -Miss Flor ence Ward, in charge of the kinder gardei department of the Iowa State dining the general sessions will be John II. Bowers, department of ped agogy A. & M. College, Stillwater, Dr. Stratum I). Brooks, president of the State University; Miss Mazle Bridges of the Tonkawa Preparitory School; Dr. J. II. Eskridge, president Oklahoma College for Women, Chiek asha; Charles Evans, president of the Edmond Normal, and State Superin tendent R. H. Wilson. The various branches of school work will be dealt with in sectional meet ings during the three days of the gen eral convention. Good Fellows Can Help Orphans. Judge Parks calls upon Mr. Good Fellow" to help the orphan children from Craig county that are now in the Oklahoma state home at Pryor, in re sponse to a communication from the superintendent of this Jiome, which is as follows: Judge S. F. Parks. Vinita, Okla. My dear Judge Parks: The season for the celebration in honor of the Christ is now at hand The Christmas spirit is prevalent in all the land. Throughout our great state the occasion wil be celebrated by the pouring out of "gold, frankin cense and myrrh." It should be a sea son of rejoicing, a day of good cheer and happy hearts. I Fortunate circumstances make it 'assured that thousands of children in the state will be made happy and de- . lighted; but unfortunate circum stances render exceedingly doubtful the happiness of two hundred and ten 'children in the state home, unless re spective counties should remember its children in tokens of the occasion. I am sure that a mere mention of this matter is all that is necessary for your county to give ready response in an expression of devotion to its wards in the state home. j I am sending names of the children from your county, giving ages that you may know, or the parties to whom delegated this matter may know, how to adapt gifts to children from your county. i In behalf of the cihldren from your county, I thank you in advance, for any expression of the Christmas spirit you may bestow upon these children, i Wishing you a happy and delightful Christmas, I am, Yours sincerely, A. L. M ALONE, Superintendent. OKLAHQMABREWERS ARE GETTING MIXED There is a Lot of Difference Between ; O. H. P., of Muskogee. And O. A., of Helena. Muskogee, Okla., Dei. IS. The O. A. Brewer against whom charges were preferred by Dorothy Brylee is a resi ident of Helena, Alfalfa county and is In no way conuoctod with O H. P. Brewer o Muskogee county. The Helena man for several years has been connected with the state board of ag riculture while the Muskogee man lias never in any manner been identified with that body. In a recent statement given out by Miss Brylee she is quoted as saying that she would oppose the appointment of Mr. Brewer to the position of U. S. marshal for the East ern district of Oklahoma. Miss Brylee if she has been quoted correctly has evidently concluded that it was her alleged assailant who was being men tioned for the federal place, but in this she is mistaken. It is O. H. P. Brewer, the Muskogee educator and one of the brightest and ( leanest men in eastern Oklahoma who is being mentioned as a successor to S. G. Victor. If the Alfalfa county man is a candidate for the place he can be considered out of the running. Governor Donaghey Protests Against System by Giving Many Pris oners Their Freedom Little Rock, Ark., Dec. 16 Gover nor George W. Doneghey today signed pardons for 880 convicts who will be released tomorrow as a protest again the convict lease system employed in Arkansas and other States. Gov. Doneghey intimated he might take such action in a speech before the recent confrence of Governors In Richmond, Va. The convicts who will be freed are serving sentanccs of from one to fif teen years in length. None of the desperate convicts in the penitentiary will be released. Three State convicts camps will be abolished as a result of the Governors action but several camps will be con tinued in operation where convicts are engaged in the building of good roads. Fights Lease System Gov. Doneghey has fought the con vict lease system since he first assum ed office four years ago. He has re peatedly urged the State Legislature to take action in the matter but each time his efforts were futile. Some members of the Legislature contended the State penitentiary was not designed for a Sunday school Gov. Doneghey replied by asserting it was not designed for a revengeful hell. The Governor has prepaired a lengthy statement to be submitted to the State Legislature In January ex planing his action. E WILL SOON OPEN Tlie board of trustees for the East ern Hospital for the Insane at Vinita met yesterday pursuant to a call of Chairman Dr. Oliver Bagby. J. J. Maroney of Okmulgee and Mr. Long of Wewoka constitute the board. The following appointments of oflh ials and helpers was made: I. N. Bunch, steward. Dr. Williams, assistant physician. J. K. Drake and wife, supervisors. Jack Sheehan, farmer. Dr. F. M. Adams is the superintend ent and physician in charge of the in stitution. The appointment of other helpers was authorized. I The buildings will be turned over I by the contractors January the tirst, and as soon as the furniture can be set up more than 300 patients will be brought from Norman and the work of caring for them begun. $90 beds have been purchased and 200 suits of men's clothing and a similar amount of women's wear has been provided. There will be a pay roll of $2,500 a mont hto start with which will ((in stantly increase from time to time. There will be 18 women attendants and probably a few more men. A number of farm teams, and 2r or SO cows will be bought. Chickens, hogs, etc., will also be procured, and ten acres in garden will be under the su pervision of an experienced gardener. WILL INVESTIGATE LON FRAME Committee to Investigate Three of Governor Cruce's Appointments. Oklahoma City, Dec. 17. The public investigation of three of Governor Cruce's appointees, authorized by the special session of the state senate, will begin tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock in the assembly room of the chamber of commerce here. The com mittee met this afternoon and organiz ed by edecting Senator Ben Franklin of Purcell as secretary. Senator J. Elmer Thomas of Lawtoarfia chairman of the committee. It was decided today to begin the investigation with an inquiry into the official record of Lou Frame of Ard more, chairman of the sLate board of public affairs. When this is concluded an investigation of John Doolin, state fish and game warden, and Ben Riley, secretary of the state election board, will be made. Members of the committee stated to night that the investigation will be as thorough as can be made. They stat- led, however, that no written or sworn charges have as yet been filed with the committee against any of the offi cers involved. The committee is composed of Sen ators Thomas, .Mcintosh, Jones, Car penter, Barefoot, Echols and Frank lin and it will report -its findings to the special senate session which re convenes January 6. Freckles" Tonight. Among the important bookings which Manager Dan Myers has se cured for lite Grand theatre will be that of "Freckles," Gene Stratton Porter's wonderful story of "The Lini berlost" country of Indiana. The en gagement is for this evening only. The fact that there have been more readers of this story than any other book published in a decade a fair es timate, is in the millions makes the dramatization of the utmost import ance to the dramatic world. "Freckles" as a drama is stronger than "Freckles" as a story. The characters live, love and have advanture one can see and hear, there is nothing left to the im agination. Dr. L. Martin, a New York producing manager, has made the pro duction of "Freckles" one that will long be remembered. It is drama tized by Neil Twomey. The music for the play and the songs rendered by Freckles are by the Viennese Composer, Anatol Friedland, and are a novelty from a mus'eal point of view. The Woodland Fantasy played during the piece is i ssentinlly a masterpiece. Miss Norma Katcliff is ItOBie from Sherman. Texas, where she bar been attending school. ASYLUM FOR SA HAN WOULD PUNISH THIEVES Prison Yawns for those Who Refuse to Respect Property Rights of Others, Jurist Says. Oklahoma City, Dec, 15 A warn ing is given theives in an opinion by Presiding Judge Furman in the crim inal court of appeals, affirming the conviction of Alex Bates in Blane county, given three years imprison ment when convicted on a charge of stealing a cow. "People of Oklahoma have suffered so much from the depredations of thieves," says the syllabus, "that it Is high time for the courts to let the criminals of this class know that they must eather respect the property rights of others or leave the state, or that they will be sent to the penitent iary." The sentence of B. F. Noah, indict ed jointly with Bates, but tried Sep arately, also was affirmed. Noah was given one year and six months In the penitentiary. The action of council in culling at tention to the refusal of the defendant to offer himself as a witness is ground for a new trial and the action of the court is not granting another trial upon such a showing is reversable error, according to an opinion of Judge Doyle in reversing and remand ing the case of Dave Wineberger from Logan county, convicted of liquor violation. A new trial Is ordered by the appeal court. The state appealed from the action of the trial court in Harper county in directing on points of legal proced ure, a verdict of not guilty against Ira Clark charged with petit larceny. The criminal court of appeals in an opinion by Judge Armstrong holds the lower court erred, but states the defendant cannot again be placed on trial having been acquitted of the offence. Other oppinions of the court were: By Judge Doyle: Luther Morgan, Huhges county, larceny of live stock, affirmed. By Judge Furman: 11. Steil Blane county, iolation ol prohibltnry law. affirmed Julius Btutapf, Oklahoma city, liquor and Fred .Mittnucht. Canidian county, Open Nights Till Xmas Our store will remain open every night till Christmas 50c Gift Books 3 for 1.00 liquor violation, affirmed; II. A. White Grady county, liquor violation, appeal dismissed; Dr. A. E. Davenport, ap plication for writ of prohibition vs. superior court of Oklahoma county, dismissed. OKLAHOMA NEWS IN BRIEF. Governor Cruee baa honored a Colo rado requisition for delivery of Jesse Gilbert of Edmond, charged with min der. Gilbert is 17 years of age. Homer Coffee Brown of Tahlequah has been chosen by Congressman Dav enport for admission to West Point, and Virgil H. Kerschner of Claremore named as first alternate. Charged with stabbing James Mor gan of Forgan, George Williams was arrested at Woodward and turned over to Beaver county authorities. Morgan's chance for recovery Is slight. , A mortgage for $5,000,000, said to be one of the largest ever recorded in Oklahoma, was filed at Oklahoma City as a preliminary toward financing and building a large cotton mill to the vi cinity of Putnam City. The State Bar Association at its meeting at Oklahoma City, December "0 and II, will have as a guest Prank B. Kellogg of St. Paul, president of the American Bar Association, who will deliver the annual address. The banquet will be held New Year's eve. .Judge siiiwell II. Russell, of Ardmore i will be toastmaster. A statement that irrigation in Southwestern Oklahoma is feasible and that good results can be obtained by dry farming is included in a re port forwarded to Washington, D. C, by E. McCulloh, engineer of the United States reclamation service, who has made extensive investigations in Oklahoma during the past year. More than 200 delegates of the Ladies of the Macabees of the World, representing about twenty-five towns, attended a two days' rally at Okla homa City. The Shawnee hive was awarded a prize for having the larg est class initiated; El Reno for hav ing the largest attendance, and Okla homa City hive No. ti won the local delegation prize. An appeal which will lest the right of shipping liquor from western Okla homa into the section of the state formerly Indian Territory, has been taken to the United States supreme court by William J. Gregg, attorney of the eastern federal district. The j writ of error states that Judge Camp bell of the eastern district federal court erred in holding that interstate transportation in Oklahoma Is not a violation of any law of the United States. Women's, Misses9 and Children's COATS Reduced 20 $25.00 $20.00 $15.00 $12.50 $10.00 $7.50 $5.00 Suits Coats Coats Coats Coats Coats Coats Coats 20 to VINITAS BIG DEPARTMENT STORF. IBWIiHBWWIC STATE LEGISLATURE TO OCCUPY TEMPLE Fourth Session (f State Legislature Will Be Convened There. Oklahoma City, Dec. l'J The state board of affairs Tuesday, after con sidering the question of quarters for the legislature for several weeks, finally decided to accept the proposi tion Offered by the owners of India Temple and closed contracts for tho rental of that building during tho ses sion of tho fourth legislature, which will be convened January 7. The rental of the two top floors of the building for the ninety days of the session is $1,C0S, with a provision that the legislature may occupy any addl tional offices it needs on the second floor of the building at a rental of $12 per month for each room so occupied. It also Is provided that the time may be extended as much as necessary at the sanie rental and that, any special session of that legislature may occupy the quarters. The state also undertakes to make the necessary changes In the building. The partitions in tho third and fourtli doors, where the two branches are to meet and where committee rooms must be provided, are to be taken out. and changed at the expense of the State; and at the end of the session, are to be restored in their original form by tho state. Tho Oklahoma File Insurance com pany, owners of tho building, guaran too to the stato tho use of the build ing for such time as may be desired and tho free and unobstructed use of the lobby, with an entrance on Second street. The contracts were prepared Tuesday and will, be signed early Wednesday morning. It Is understood that work on Hie, clifuiroa to ihe hnllillnor toiII ha atartaA at once, as it will bo necessary to rush the work to have the building ready for the opening session. Golden Rule Changes Hands. M. II. Rlen a:.d his associates of the Golden Ruel Mercantile company have sold the Golden Rule store to II. M. Blumenthal and wife of Slloam Springs, Ark., and the new proprie tors tako charge today, and tho busi ness will continue at the same loca tion in the Halsell building. Per Cent for for for for for for for 30 $20.00 $16.00 $12.00 $10.00 $8.00 $6.00 $4.00 PER CENT Off Men's 50c Ties 3 for $1.00